Nothing revitalizes a drab, outdated home like a fresh coat of paint. On the exterior, you can instantly enhance your curbside appeal and increase the salability of your home. On the interior, new paint or wallpaper can go a long way into transforming and brightening any room in your house.
In New Jersey, there are literally thousands of retail establishments where you can buy paint, wallpaper, and other interior design supplies, and it can be confusing to know which store offers the best quality and selection. We have done the homework and the research and present to you the following stores as examples of the best paint and wallpaper centers in the state. Listed here are paint and wallpaper stores that consider their customers to be their friends and neighbors and who offer the best in expertise, selection and service.
Expertise– The best paint and wallpaper centers in New Jersey will employ trained professionals who are experts in guiding you in your selections. Unlike mega-mart chain stores, these are establishments where, when you ask a specific question, you will actually receive a specific answer from someone who is qualified and experienced.
Quality Selection – The best paint and wallpaper centers in New Jersey offer only the best, most trusted brands of paint, stain, wallpaper, and associated design products. They understand that there really is a difference between quality paint and cheap imitations.
Service – The best paint and wallpaper centers in New Jersey understand that your home deserves a level of personalized attention that larger chain stores simply cannot match. They provide that service by offering such things as consultations, workshops, and customer education.
Our list of the 30 best paint and wallpaper center in New Jersey is provided by county. Click a link below to go directly to your county and the highlights of each selected company.
Atlantic – Soltz Paint and Decorating Center, Towne Paint and Flooring
Bergen – Eagle Paint and Wallpaper, Norton’s Paint, Waldwick Paint and Wallpaper Company
Burlington – Burlington Design Center, Atlas Interior Home Fashions
Essex – Breslow Home Design Center, Suburban Paint and Wallpaper Company, Red Star Paint and Decorating Center
Gloucester – Till Paint Company
Hudson – Israel Paint and Hardware
Hunterdon – Stryker’s Paint Store, Inc., Hunterdon Paint and Decorating
Mercer – Kucker Haney Paint Company, Paint Barn Flooring and Decorating Center, Morris Maple & Son Wallpaper and Paint
Middlesex – Siperstein’s Fords Paints
Monmouth – Belmar Paint and Decorating, Capital Paint Centers, Colors to Go
Morris – Sacks Paint and Wallpaper, Ricciardi Brothers Paint, Village Hardware and Paint
Ocean – Flecks Paint Spot
Passaic – Rossi Decorating Center, Seela’s Paint & Wallpaper Company
Somerset – Redelico’s Paint & Decorating Center
Sussex – Ailish’s Alpine Paint Centre
Union – McGrath’s Paint and Hardware
Soltz Paint and Decorating Center
2517 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
609. 344. 2177
(Additional locations in Cape Cod Courthouse, Sicklerville, and Somers Point)
Soltz Paint and Decorating Center is a third-generation family owned establishment that has been in continuous operation for over 100 years, currently owned by the grandson-in-law of the original founder. They specialize in Coronado, California, Pittsburgh, and Benjamin Moore paints.
Special Services: Soltz Paint offers in-home expert consultation on over 3000 color choices, as well as wallpaper, faux finishes, custom fabrics, and window treatments.
That Little Bit Extra: Besides traditional paint products, Soltz Paint also offers OEM coatings to auto body shops and dealerships, and they also service the local marine construction industry with marine-grade paints and abrasives.
Towne Paint and Flooring
5942 Duerer Street
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
877. 921. 7564
Towne Paint and Flooring is a complete paint, wallpaper, and window blind store that has been family owned and operated for more than 40 years. They carry all the required painting sundries such as brushes, rollers, drop cloths, and anything else you need to complete your painting project.
Special Services: Towne Paint and Flooring has 150 books of wallpaper samples, which gives homeowners a massive selection of patterns from which to choose.
That Little Bit Extra: As the name of the store implies, Towne Paint and Flooring also offers a premium selection of floor products, including carpeting, laminate, hardwood, and vinyl. To make it easy on those who prefer not to do it themselves, they offer free estimates and expert installation.
Eagle Paint and Wallpaper
114 W. Palisade Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
201. 568. 6051
Eagle Paint and Wallpaper was originally opened in 1948, and although home improvement products and technology have changed, the professionals here will tell you “color is still color,” and with their decades of experience they can provide you with unsurpassed service.
Special Services: Eagle Paint and Wallpaper has an extensive website with convenient online ordering and information about their catalog of products.
That Little Bit Extra: This family owned store offers a selection rarely found among independent paint and wallpaper stores, with a vast inventory that encompasses over 25 manufacturers and nearly every imaginable shade or tint.
632 Route 17 North
Paramus, NJ 07652
201. 568. 6051
Customers who shop at Norton’s Paint can do so with the personal satisfaction that they are “buying local.” Top-quality products and service that is both personal and professional combine to ensure that your next home decorating or painting project is a success.
Special Services: The expert staff at Norton’s Paint can provide a consultation that will help guide you in your choice of paint, window coverings, or interior design—whether your project involves one room or your whole house.
That Little Bit Extra: Norton’s offers a large selection of shades, sheers, and blinds, and their website even has “how-to” videos to help choose the right selection for your home.
Waldwick Paint and Wallpaper Company
28 E. Prospect Street
Waldwick, NJ 07463
201. 444. 2882
Waldwick Paint and Wallpaper Company has provided premium products to both professionals and do-it-yourselfers for more than 30 years. With their assistance, anyone can produce professional-grade results for home projects.
Special Services: Waldwick Paint and Wallpaper Company is one of the few places in Bergen County that will custom-mix special paint colors, so they are a “go-to” resource for interior designers.
That Little Bit Extra: In addition to offering two of the top paint brands – Benjamin Moore and Muralo – they also carry driveway sealers and both athletic and traffic paint. They have a generous inventory of wallpaper, supplies, sundries, and equipment, including wallpaper steamers and power washers that are available for rent.
Burlington Design Center
2144 Route 130 N.
Bordentown, NJ 08016
609. 447. 0538
(Additional location in Mount Laurel)
Originally created in 2005 as a way to offer customers the very best in Benjamin Moore paints, the Burlington Design Center has grown into the ultimate resource for do-it-yourself homeowners and professional contractors.
Special Services: To make the successful completion of their projects easier, many customers choose Burlington Design Center’s professional design services, available in-store or on location.
That Little Bit Extra: Currently, the Burlington Design Center offers much more than paint and wallpaper supplies. They have expanded to include countertops and cabinetry for kitchens and bathrooms, Hunter Douglas window treatments and fashions, flooring, and custom architectural details.
Atlas Interior Home Fashions
975 Route 73 South
Marlton, NJ 08053
856. 985. 5550
(Additional location in Cherry Hill)
Atlas Interior Home Fashions started as a paperhanging company in 1925, and today, it is still a family owned and family run business completely committed to keeping up with the needs and wants of its ever-changing clientele.
Special Services: To ensure all your questions are answered and assist you in making the right choices, Atlas Interior Home Fashions has qualified designers on-site, and In-Home Design Consultations are also available.
That Little Bit Extra: Atlas Interior Home Fashions offers thousands of choices of premier wall coverings suitable for any lifestyle or budget, and they carry both Benjamin Moore & Pratt and Leeward brands of paint. In addition, the two stores also provide window treatments, lighting, artwork and mirrors, high-end furniture, and floor coverings.
Breslow Home Design Center
222 S. Livingston Ave.
Livingston, NJ 07039
973. 992. 2333
(Additional location in Chester)
Now in their third generation, Breslow Home Design Center has been family owned and run since 1924, and they attribute their long-term success to how well they treat both their customers and their employees.
Special Services: At either location, their showrooms are staffed with trained designers, and customers who bring in samples of their tile, wood, or fabrics can get assistance with choosing the perfect complementary color. In addition, customers needing individual personalized assistance can opt for expert in-home color consultant for a very reasonable price.
That Little Bit Extra: Breslow Home Design Center is a Benjamin Moore Signature Store, but they also deal in Hunter Douglas window treatments, all types of fixed and retractable awnings and canopies, and both hardwood and composite wood shutters.
Suburban Paint and Wallpaper Company
8 Main Street
Millburn, NJ 07041
973. 376. 1055
Suburban Paint and Wallpaper Company has operated since 1948, and has served as a family owned and operated business for the greater Metropolitan area.
Special Services: More than a retail store, Suburban Paint and Wallpaper Company is also a full-service design studio, and the owner is a renowned and recognized colorist who skills were recognized in the book Recipes for Services Volume II.
That Little Bit Extra: As a gift for a housewarming, engagement or wedding, give a “Color Consultation” for advice in-store or in-home.
Red Star Paint and Decorating Center
420 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
973. 746. 2468
Red Star Paint and Decorating Center is the largest dealer of Benjamin Moore paint in Montclair, and has been serving area residents for over 50 years.
Special Services: The company offers free estimates, and professional measurement and installation of any Hunter Douglas window fashions by their manufacturer-certified installers.
Till Paint Company
691 S. Evergreen Avenue
Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097
(Additional location in Vineland)
856. 848. 4647
The first Till store opened in Philadelphia in 1888, and relocated to New Jersey in 1910. Since that time, Till Paint Company has specialized in offering its customers only the very best in high quality paints and coatings.
Special Services: The Company’s website offers a blog that provides customers with the latest news and information affecting the industry.
That Little Bit Extra: Till Paint Company offers a complete line of products to handle any home painting project – interior, exterior, decks, concrete floors, and even swimming pools. Known as a major local resource for automotive professionals, the company has been offering automotive refinishing products for more than 60 years. They also provide maintenance and field marking paints to schools and city governments, serving more than 500 over the years.
Israel Paint and Hardware
7000 Bergenline Avenue
Guttenberg, NJ 07093
201. 869. 7600
Located only five minutes from Weehawken and ten minutes from Edgewater, Israel Paint and Hardware is a Benjamin Moore Superstore, and carries every imaginable product from that manufacturer.
Special Services: For the convenience of their customers, Israel Paint and Hardware offers free parking, an extremely low sales tax of only 3.5%, and free local delivery.
That Little Bit Extra: In addition to paint, stain, wall coverings, and all the needed supplies, sundries, and equipment, the store also sells plumbing, electrical, and cleaning supplies and hardware and tools.
Stryker’s Paint Store, Inc.
16 Bloomfield Avenue
Flemington, NJ 08822
908. 782. 5519
For over 70 years, the Stryker family has served Flemington and all of surrounding Hunterdon County as the guaranteed “one-trip” convenient location for professional painters, contractors, or do-it-yourself homeowners.
Special Services: Stryker’s Paint Store offers can provide expert project consultations and computer assisted color matching. Special and custom orders can be accommodated, as can small painting, renovation, and repair jobs.
That Little Bit Extra: Stryker’s is a factory-authorized dealer for several top paints, stains, varnishes, and wallpapers. They also offer auto, residential, and commercial glass, rentals of heavy construction equipment, and the sale of tools, machinery, and supplies for most professional or DIY projects.
Hunterdon Paint and Decorating
3549 Route 22 East
Whitehouse, NJ 08888
908. 534. 4300
Originally opened in 1979, Hunterdon Paint and Decorating has now begun serving its third generation of Whitehouse customers. The employees of this independent, family owned and operated business have a combined 125 years’ worth of experience.
Special Services: The company’s website has a number of extensive, step-by-step videos to teach “Painting from A-Z,” but for more personalized service, opt for an in-home consultation, where a consultant will walk through your home and provide expert advice on how to improve the design and appearance of your entire home, including paint colors, fixtures, window treatments, countertops, and flooring.
That Little Bit Extra: Besides offering the complete Benjamin Moore line of paints and a large assortment of wall coverings, Hunterdon Paint and Decorating has a strong commitment to environmentally friendly “green” products, with over 3,000 colors available in the Natura line.
Kucker Haney Paint Company
2180 Nottingham Way
Hamilton, NJ 08619
609. 890. 1890
Originally established in 1950, Kucker Haney Paint Company moved to its present location in 1975, and has since established a reputation for providing quality paint products, including such brands as Benjamin Moore, Coronado, Muralo, Cabot, and several others.
Special Services: Customers needing quality wallpaper can browse through 200 different sample books, and when a special order is needed, the store will usually apply a significant discount of up to 30%.
That Little Bit Extra: Kucker Haney Paint Company showed its commitment to the environment when it became the first solar-powered paint store in New Jersey.
Paint Barn Flooring and Decorating Center
4018 Quakerbridge Road
Mercerville, NJ 08618
609. 587. 0900
The Paint Barn has served the residents of Mercer County for over 40 years, and for the last six years, they have been a Benjamin Moore Signature Dealer.
Special Services: “Design by What Matters” is an interactive program that helps customers choose the right shades and style for each room of their home.
That Little Bit Extra: As a Signature Dealer, the Paint Barn offers the entire line of Benjamin Moore paints, but they also have a 5000 square-foot showroom with wallpaper, molding, fabrics, window treatments, custom drapery, carpet, and flooring – hardwood, tile, vinyl, and laminate.
Morris Maple & Son Wallpaper and Paint
2000 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
609. 924. 0058
Named for the businessman who came to Princeton’s Cedar Grove neighborhood and opened his retail shop in 1912, Morris Maple & Son Wallpaper and Paints has been in its current location since 1928.
Special Services: Morris Maple & Son Wallpaper and Paints maintains a library of “how to” books and manuals that can be purchased online or in the store.
Siperstein’s Fords Paints
372 New Brunswick Avenue
Fords, NJ 08863
For 110 years (and counting) and four generations, Siperstein’s Fords Paints has helped to beautify the homes and workplaces of their customers by offering decorating and home improvement products such as paints, stains, window treatments, and specialty wall coverings created by renowned artists and designers.
Special Services: On their website, Siperstein’s provides do-it-yourselfers with “Sips Tips,” absolutely essential “how-to” information created to save homeowners time, money, and headache – step-by-step tips on painting, staining, stenciling, creating faux finishes, and wallpapering.
That Little Bit Extra: Siperstein’s is conveniently open seven days a week and offers a wide variety of products because of their long-standing relationship with several major manufacturers. In addition to paints, stains, wall coverings, and associated supplies, the store also has a generous selection of framed prints, accent pillows, and window valences and treatments.
Belmar Paint and Decorating
511 Main St.
Belmar, NJ 07719
732. 681. 3377
Since 1972, customers wanting to achieve superior results have placed their trust in the experienced professionals at Belmar Paint and Decorating, and that trust has been rewarded with a level of personalized service not normally found in competing megastores.
Special Services: For the novice do-it-yourselfer tackling an unfamiliar project, the company’s website has a number of step-by-step “how-to” videos that can help achieve professional-looking results.
That Little Bit Extra: Behind the paint store is the Belmar Garden Spot, which makes “the Shore greener, one plant at a time” with a full-service garden center and nursery.
Capital Paint Centers
8 Merchants Way
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
732. 780. 0400
Since 1995, Capital Paint Center has served the tri-state area as both a retail business and as a part of the community. The company has donated literally thousands of gallons of paint to local schools, hospitals, churches, and other organizations.
Special Services: to ensure that they are offering their customers the best products in the industry, the owners of Capital Paint Center attend workshops and seminars around the world, and they share the knowledge they have gained with their customers by holding their own classes, workshops, and seminars in their stores, as well as a bi-annual trade show.
That Little Bit Extra: In addition to offering a full line of paints, stains, varnishes, wall coverings, and wallpapers, from a premium choice of manufacturers, the company also sells the requisite power equipment needed for most jobs, including washers, sprayers, and sanders.
Colors to Go
620 Park Avenue
Freehold, NJ 07728
732. 780. 3311
Colors to Go has been family owned and operated since 1964, and is a proud retailer of top-quality paints, stains, wall coverings, and window treatments that employs an experienced and dedicated staff.
Special Services: Using the latest in computer technology to assist with color matching, colors to go offers free in-store color consultations that can match or compliment any samples that customers bring in. For an additional fee, the consultation and design advice can be conducted in the home.
That Little Bit Extra: Not just a paint store, Colors to Go is also a full-service decorating center. Their experienced and professional staff has thousands of wall covering patterns or window treatment options to choose from to assist you with your painting or decorating project.
Sacks Paint and Wallpaper
52 North Sussex Street
Dover, NJ 07801
973. 366. 0119
Now a third-generation family owned and operated business, Sacks Paint and Wallpaper has offered the best products available to its customers since 1945. For convenience shopping, they are open seven days a week.
Special Services: On their website, Sacks maintains a blog written by pool of talent that has over 100 years’ combined experience in the painting and decorating business.
That Little Bit Extra: In celebration of their customers’ successful efforts and to inspire others, Sacks Paint and Wallpaper keeps an online album of “Job Shots,” where DIYers can post pictures of their projects.
Ricciardi Brothers Paint
145 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
(Additional locations in Aberdeen, Bloomfield, Brick, Eatontown, Edison, Fair Lawn, Green Brook, Harding, Hillside, Howell, Lodi, Manahawkin, Maplewood, Parsippany, Paterson, Point Pleasant, Sea Girt, Teaneck, and Toms River)
The Ricciardi family has been offering high-quality products at fair prices since 1929, and in 1970, two Brothers opened their own paint store. The company is now the largest Benjamin Moore dealer in the state, and one of the top five in the United States.
Special Services: The design staff at Ricciardi Brothers will assist you with an in-home consultation to create a “color story” for both the interior and exterior of your home to coordinate with your existing upholstery, flooring, and overall theme.
That Little Bit Extra: In addition to paints, stains, and supplies, Ricciardi Brothers also provides quality craftsmanship in custom expert upholstery, including sofas, love seats, banquet cushions, custom bedding, comforters, canopies, and headboards. With this service they also have a convenient pickup and delivery option.
Village Hardware and Paint
223 Main Street
Chatham, NJ 07928
(The parent company has additional locations in Vernon and Phillipsburg)
973. 635. 2378
Established in 1924, Village Hardware and Paint has provided old-fashioned knowledgeable service to generations of customers. As a complete hardware store, they offer over 52,000 items, from paint to wallpaper and from tools to toasters.
Special Services: On their website, Village Hardware and Paint has a complete “How-To Encyclopedia” with detailed advice on how to tackle virtually any do-it-yourself home project.
Flecks Paint Spot
901 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731
(Additional location in Toms River)
609. 971. 0666
Flecks Paint Store, family owned and operated in 1976, invites its customers to “think outside the big box store” and to enjoy personalized, expert service and attention.
Special Services: Customers can receive custom paint matching in-store or opt for an in-home color and design consultation covering the entire breadth of products.
That Little Bit Extra: Flecks Paint Spot has an impressive paint inventory, with offerings from Pittsburgh, C2, Muralo, Pratt & Lambert, and Zissner, among others, as well as wallpaper from Wallquest. In addition, they also have both roof and floor coverings.
Rossi Decorating Center
419 Main Street
Little Falls, NJ 07424
(The company also has additional locations in Orange, Ridgewood, and Wyckoff)
Since 1907, Rossi’s has been a wonderful alternative to mega store chains, providing quality and experience instead of bland, overwhelming size and poor quality selections. As a local, family owned establishment, their employees are your friends and neighbors who know you personally and who use their skill and expertise to help you “decorate your life.”
Special Services: To make sure that your next painting or home decorating project is a success, Rossi offers workshops to teach interested customers the best tips, tricks, and techniques used by professionals.
That Little Bit Extra: In addition to painting products, tools, and supplies, Rossi Decorating Center also sells wall coverings, window treatments, flooring, and carpeting.
Seela’s Paint & Wallpaper Company
1164 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
Open 7 days a week, Seela’s Paint & Wallpaper Company is a Benjamin Moore “signature” paint store that has been family owned and operated since 1954.
Special Services: Whether you are a professional in the industry or a person who likes to do-it-yourself, Seela’s Paint & Wallpaper Company can ensure that your next project is exactly the right shade by offering two-once samples and computer-assisted color matching.
That Little Bit Extra: Seela’s Paint & Wallpaper Company has all the supplies, sundries, and equipment needed by contractors and homeowners for all their painting, wall covering, and window treatment projects, but they also specialize in faux finish supplies and floor epoxy.
Redelico’s Paint & Decorating Center
118 Main Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
908. 725. 1566
Since 1976, Redelico’s Paint & Decorating Center has provided such exceptional service to the residents of Somerville that many customers and employees know each other by name. They pride themselves on forming relationships, and as such, they are billed as “The Friendly Store of Value.”
Special Services: Customers in need of guidance can stop in and speak with any of the certified consultants on staff and have any of their decorating questions answered. In addition to the advice, Redelico’s Paint & Decorating Center also holds classes on how to create faux finishes.
That Little Bit Extra: Redelico’s Paint & Decorating Center proudly offers the Benjamin Moore line of paints and Stains from Olympic and Cabot. They have an entire “stencil room” and over 500,000 brand-name wallpapers from which to choose.
Ailish’s Alpine Paint Centre
149 Woodport Road
Sparta, NJ 07871
973. 729. 2300
For more than 50 years, Ailish’s Alpine Paint Centre has provided the commitment to service and quality that their customers have come to expect, by employing true professional experts who can help every step along the way.
Special Services: The company offers color consultations and matching for their complete line of Benjamin Moore paints, and they also provide a custom picture framing service.
McGrath’s Paint and Hardware
28 South Street
New Providence, NJ 07974
908. 665. 0711
(Additional locations in Bedminster and Chatham)
Originally established in 1987, McGrath’s Paint and Hardware has grown to be one of the largest Benjamin Moore paint dealers in the state of New Jersey. In 2012, the readers of New Jersey Monthly Magazine voted the New Providence location to be one of the best hardware stores in the state.
Special Services: To help customers achieve their painting and decorating goals, McGrath’s has experienced and renowned decorators at each location. One designer is known as “New Jersey’s Paint Diva,” and is featured on Benjamin Moore’s official Facebook page.
That Little Bit Extra: McGrath’s Paint and Hardware sells over 65,000 items for the home, including outdoor patio furniture, lawn and garden products, wood flooring, bathroom vanities, cabinet hardware, and a large selection of Weber gas grills.